IS YOUR MIND OPEN OR SHUT ?

2 Thoughts for Your Consideration. 2 Questions that will Open Your Mind and Your Heart to the TRUTH.

  1. Did GOD the FATHER CRY TEARS Over HIS SON on the CROSS?
  1. WHAT DID the HOLY ANGELS DO during the CRUCIFIXTION

    OF JESUS?

 

QUESTION 1.

In many of my stories I imagine God speaking directly to me.

“My child God said to me. I wanted to tell you personally what the Crucifixion of My Son meant to me. 

You have children and grandchildren and I know you love them. I know that you would do all you could to protect them from harm and that you would gladly take upon yourself their death. I know this because you were created in my image with the ability to Love.

I know that if men took your child and beat him with whips that ripped both flesh and bone from his back…THAT YOU COULD NOT BE RESTRAINED.

I know if men forced your child to carry a beam of heavy wood down the street as people swore at him, mocking him, and spitting on him… THAT YOU COULD NOT BE RESTRAINED.

I know if men forced your child to lie down on that cross and then drove nails through his feet and hands to hold him there… THAT YOU COULD NOT BE RESTRAINED.

Could you Ernie?  The Lord asked softly…no Lord I said quietly.

I stood and watched as they did all those things to my Son. I stood there not for His  sake but for yours, because He took that punishment not for His sake but for yours.I honored you through His Pain. But Ernie, when Jesus…MY SON cried out …MY GOD…MY GOD…WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

That was more than I could bear, so I turned away and cried uncontrollably. My Son had wept over Jerusalem; and now I wept over my Son. Yes, I could not look upon the Worlds Sins that MY Son was bearing, but even more than that, if I had looked at HIM at the moment HE said those words…I KNEW IN MY HEART

THAT I COULD NOT BE RESTRAINED !

Ernie…I wanted you and those that say they love my Son, to know that even for the Joy set before both HIM and I…the Cross was the most difficult thing either of us have gone through.

 

QUESTION 2

WHAT DID the HOLY ANGELS DO during the CRUCIFIXTION OF JESUS?

The following is quoted from Randy Alcorn’s book Deadline. The character Finney has died and is a new arrival to Heaven and Zyor is the guardian Angel that stood by Finney from birth through death. Elyon is GOD the FATHER.

“Zyor stood and his voice trembled, not only with awe, but now with unmistakable anger.

“That little hill; where little men were permitted to do unspeakable things to Elyon’s Son. My comrades and I jammed against the portal, begging permission to break through and strike down the cowards, to unleash the relentless wrath of heaven’s army.

We longed to raise our swords as one, to destroy every atom of the dark world. All that was in us, thirsted for revenge. We ached to once and for all obliterate that cancer of rebellion against the Most High God.”

For the first time Finney saw in Zyor seething anger, fierce rage erupting to the surface.  The angel paced back and forth like a caged lion, seeming suddenly much taller and more powerful, no longer the gentle teacher.

“Here were these puny men obsessed with the offences of others against them while themselves committing the ultimate offense of the universe, driving nails through the flesh of God. We longed to make them eat the dust of the ground and vomit clay.

Any one of us could have struck them all down, and we yearned to do it. Millions of us, legion upon legion, crowded forward, from every corner of heaven, pressing and pushing, crying out and begging leave to destroy those who would dare to curse and mock and ravage the holy Lamb of God!”

But Michael would not permit us, Zyor said softly. For Elyon would not permit him.

We writhed in agony; we had never thought such pain possible here in the perfect realm. And yet we grew to know —though not completely understand— that all this was necessary to meet the demands of Elyon’s justice and his love.

He did not need us to rescue him. With a single word, with merely a thought, he could have unmade all men, destroyed the universe, and purged all creation of the ugliness that nailed him to that cross.

But he did not. He would not. He did not go there to be rescued. He went there to rescue.”

And of all the adventures eternity will bring—most of which I can no more guess than you—the fact that Elyon was slain to buy the souls of men will overshadow everything.

In heaven everybody would be perfect, unblemished, and unscarred. Only the

Carpenters scars would remain forever. The only one who would appear less than perfect in eternity would be the eternally perfect one himself.

The rage your people direct against others, and a billion times over, should be directed against each of you by Elyon, and for eternity. When you were first closed out of the Garden of God, I thought he was done with you. You have seen many things here in heaven that cause you wonder and you have barely begun to see. But for me the greatest wonder is simply that you are here at all.

For I know what you were before Elyon captured you and I knew your transgressions on earth even after he first laid hold of you. I marvel at your transformation, which began on earth, from darkness to light. I have never known darkness; though some of my closest comrades once chose that path, before your world was born.

Twisted and marred beyond recognition, you were transformed by his grace and empowered by his Spirit to live as a light in the midst of the darkest world the universe has ever known, or ever will. And so you lived, Master Finney, not perfectly, but faithfully. And this heaven you see now is only the beginning of the glory still to come.”

 

Where is the LAMB ?

 

WHERE IS THE LAMB?

In the Old Testament:

The Nation of Israel has been saying “Where is the Lamb?” for over 3,500 years. God instituted the sacrificial system for the Remission of individual Sins by the shedding of blood.

Every week throughout a Jews entire life he would be constantly searching for the best lamb he could get for the sacrifices he needed to make for himself and his family.

When Abraham made the trip with Isaac to Mt. Moriah to sacrifice his son on an alter to the Lord, Isaac asked the question that would echo throughout time by the Jewish people…”Where is the Lamb?”

Rabbis today are ready to re-institute the Sacrificial System. They know they need a Temple. We know from the book of Revelation that the Temple will be rebuilt without the Court of the Gentiles. The dome of the rock now occupies that area.

The Rabbis have prepared a new Temple ready to be built on the Temple Mount for the coming Messiah. SOON, the Nation of Israel will again be saying…”Where is the Lamb?”.

In the New Testament:

When Jesus approached John to be baptized, John exclaimed: “Behold…The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” The question of “where is the Lamb?” was answered once and for all time by the last Old Testament Jewish Prophet John who himself exclaimed “I am The Voice of one crying in the Wilderness; make ready the way of the Lord”.

The Nation of Israel had cried out to God for 400 years, yet God was silent…UNTIL the Jewish Prophet John the Baptizer broke the silence with Behold, The Lamb of GOD….. and GOD replied from the Heavens above…”This is MY beloved SON in whom I AM well pleased.

In the Book of Revelation:

Then finally the Lamb of God is identified as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Y’shua Hamaciah / Jesus the Christ / Jesus the Messiah, The Lamb of God who was “worthy to be slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing…To HIM who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, Be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever…AMEN”.

It won’t be long now!

The REAL CROSS of CHRIST !

 

The Church for too long now has been preaching Christ from the Cross forward. I am sure you know the importance of teaching and learning the whole council of God.

By that I mean, the God I serve shows us His Love and Mercy…but He has another side, one of Wrath and Judgment. So to know God is to understand both sides of who He is. The same applies to His Scriptures. When you are taught only Christ from the Cross forward you are missing the Foundation upon which JESUS stands.

You miss the richness, the beauty, the mystery and the sign posts given by God Himself through Prophecy so each one of us, not just the Jews, could recognize the Messiah, the Redeemer, Gods Christ, when He showed up on the World Stage.

The New Testament reveals the mystery of who Christ is. The Old Testament conceals the mystery; yet to those who seek God, that mystery is revealed through Prophecy by the Holy Spirit.

The beauty of our Faith is that we do not believe in Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends. Our Faith is grounded in History, Archeology, Science and most of all verifiable Prophecy. 2 Peter 1:21 says “We have a more sure word of Prophecy….. it came not at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

One of the greatest Sermons given by Jesus was Luke 24:13 on the Emmaus road. The two disciples were depressed that the Messiah was killed. Jesus said to them…  “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter His glory? And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” Beware, Someone Wicked This Way Comes….the False Messiah / Anti-Christ. If you Lack Biblical Discernment you will Follow him to down into the pit , forever.

ONE BITTER CUP.

Messianic Passover Thoughts, 2019

Today we know the true meaning of Passover from the perspective of History.

A group of thirteen men gathered together in a small upper room in Jerusalem. They were celebrating together the Jewish feast of Passover. The dinner conversation was centered on the story of God’s people.

Passover was being redefined. No longer was it simply about redemption from slavery, but redemption from sin.

The Teacher, Yeshua / Jesus, was now the Passover lamb to be Slain.

This group of men made their way from dinner to a garden outside the city, a beautiful garden on a hill overlooking the Temple. Then in the distance the torches could be seen descending from the city and coming towards them. Life as they knew it would never be the same!

God wants us to remember the Celebration of Passover as the night that history was split in two and the events that led to the redemption of God’s people Born Again Jews and Born Again Gentiles (Christians) were put into motion at the Fullness of Time according to the plan of God.

The purpose of the meal was planned in eternity past within the Trinity {One God in 3 separate and distinct persons, of the same kind and essence…The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit }; so that a true SEEKER of God would be able to understand that the Coming Jewish Messiah, the Christ is Hidden in the elements of the Passover Meal.

Just as Jesus is Hidden in the Old Testament and then Revealed in the New Testament as the Jewish Messiah. The Messiah of All Nations, the Son of God, the King of Eternity.

The HOLY DAY of EASTER is almost here.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is about an EMPTY TOMB.
And Believers in Jesus are on the road home to Heaven.
Because we know the Truth… that HISTORY is really HIS-STORY…the Story of JESUS… the SON OF GOD.

And you and I are written on every page of the Old & New Testaments…because we were created for HIM.
You and I…We Were Born in the Mind of God before He Created the Heavens and the Earth.

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12
Our Journey of Life on planet earth began when we came out of our mother’s womb. Very soon as we get older we find that life is bitter / sweet.

We quickly learn that life is a journey of choices and consequences that have a direct impact on us and those we love. Yet there is another impact on something else we cherish, it’s called Time.

We evaluate TIME by looking into a mirror. Our minds record what we look like as a teenager, young adult, middle age, old age and then the Ancient of Day’s.

Time can be felt in two ways. Through our bodies and through our minds. What happens to most of us is that we lose track of time. Our lives during our journey of life become overloaded. Then we need to begin multitasking to keep up with life at a rate that we in essence cannot keep up with. We do not think of nor recognize the fact that this physical existence called life has a time limit.

So when we are faced with our Time Running Out, whether young or old, we continue to focus only on the Time we have left. Never once considering the fact that each of us is an Eternal Being created by GOD.

We think in terms of the grave that awaits us as our bodies turn back into dust. We don’t realize that when this House of Clay turns back to dust; the real me, the real you contained within, is released into eternity.

The real big Question for each of US is what happens next? But there is a greater question we need to understand before we die…. Who Can I Place MY HOPE IN for My ETERNAL LIFE? I believe you would agree that this is the most important question to answer while we still live on this earth.
Before you can answer that question you must first have answers to the following questions. Who Am I, How Did I Get Here, What Am I to Do Here On Earth, Where Am I Going When I Die?

We do not want to hear answers that are based on Legends, Myths, Fairy Tales and Lies. We desperately need to know the Truth that will tie our Birth, Life, Death and Eternity together. Because without the TRUTH we will find that we have nothing to stand on before a HOLY GOD.

There is another QUESTION that Echoes throughout the heavens from Eternity Past, The Present and Eternity Future. It’s THE QUESTION that JESUS WILL ASK each of us when we stand before HIM alone. …Who Do You Say That I AM?

The Short Answer to that question is :
IN JESUS I FOUND ME !

Romans 8 says…For those God FOREKNEW, He also PREDESTINED to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, so that Jesus would be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He PREDESTINED, He also CALLED; those He CALLED, He also JUSTIFIED; those He JUSTIFIED, He also GLORIFIED !

The Reason You Have Breath is to Walk In Faith and Share HIS GOSPEL.

Easter + Passover = 1

When both Jews and Christians become One Family in Yeshua/Jesus, they will finally understand that Easter and Passover say the same thing.

The Historical Christian Holiday of Easter has its Roots in the Historical Jewish Passover. The difference between them is that Easter Celebrates the Historical Events of the Death, Resurrection, Ascension while Passover contains the same events hidden within the Passover Meal. Much like Jesus is Hidden in the Old Testament and Revealed in the New Testament. The Rabbis chose 4 questions to build the Passover Meal around. The only question that has any merit is the first. Why is this Night Different from every other night? I have a message that I gave to Churches called “MESSIAH in the PASSOVER”.

I chose and explain 6 different questions that the Rabbi’s should be asking, but they cannot because they are BLIND, DEAF and DUMB to the Truth.

The following is an excerpt from the message:
YES, Why is this night different from every other night? To me this is the only question worth answering during the Passover Meal because when answered correctly with the TRUTH, it will bring eternal life to the one who SEEKS the answer.

The 4 questions were chosen by the rabbis but there were many other questions that could have easily been chosen. Why does the Matzot Bag have 3 compartments for 3 Matzot? Why do we break the Middle Matzot in half? Why do we wrap half the Middle Matzot in a cloth and hide it? Why is the word Afikoman the only word in the entire Jewish Haggadah a Greek word that means …He HAS Come? Why do the children at the end of the Passover Meal search for the broken piece of Matzot that was wrapped in the cloth and then Hidden? Why does the father of the house redeem the lost Matzot with money?

The Rabbis have no answers for these questions…but God does. To answer these questions would be to admit that God ordained the Passover Meal to remind Jews of their coming Messiah…for Jesus IS hidden within the service; just like He is in the Old Testament.

To see Him clearly in the Old Testament and in the Passover Services you must be born again by the Holy Spirit. Then you will see with the eyes of your heart that has been turned from stone to living flesh. So follow me closely with your spiritual eyes as we answer not the questions of the Rabbi’s but the questions of remembrance of this Born Again Jew.

If you would like a copy of the MESSIAH in the PASSOVER pdf, please message me your email address and I will send it to you.
Blessings.

The HOLY DAY of EASTER is almost here.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is about an EMPTY TOMB.
And Believers in Jesus are on the road home to Heaven.
Because we know the Truth… that HISTORY is really HIS-STORY…the Story of JESUS… the SON OF GOD.

And you and I are written on every page of the Old & New Testaments…because we were created for HIM.

You and I…We Were Born in the Mind of God before He Created the Heavens and the Earth.

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

Our Journey of Life on planet earth began when we came out of our mother’s womb. Very soon as we get older we find that life is bitter / sweet.

We quickly learn that life is a journey of choices and consequences that have a direct impact on us and those we love. Yet there is another impact on something else we cherish, it’s called Time.

We evaluate TIME by looking into a mirror. Our minds record what we look like as a teenager, young adult, middle age, old age and then the Ancient of Day’s.

Time can be felt in two ways. Through our bodies and through our minds. What happens to most of us is that we lose track of time. Our lives during our journey of life become overloaded. Then we need to begin multitasking to keep up with life at a rate that we in essence cannot keep up with. We do not think of nor recognize the fact that this physical existence called life has a time limit.

So when we are faced with our Time Running Out, whether young or old, we continue to focus only on the Time we have left. Never once considering the fact that each of us is an Eternal Being created by GOD.

We think in terms of the grave that awaits us as our bodies turn back into dust. We don’t realize that when this House of Clay turns back to dust; the real me, the real you contained within, is released into eternity.

The real big Question for each of US is what happens next? But there is a greater question we need to understand before we die…. Who Can I Place MY HOPE IN for My ETERNAL LIFE? I believe you would agree that this is the most important question to answer while we still live on this earth.

Before you can answer that question you must first have answers to the following questions. Who Am I, How Did I Get Here, What Am I to Do Here On Earth, Where Am I Going When I Die?

We do not want to hear answers that are based on Legends, Myths, Fairy Tales and Lies. We desperately need to know the Truth that will tie our Birth, Life, Death and Eternity together. Because without the TRUTH we will find that we have nothing to stand on before a HOLY GOD.

There is another QUESTION that Echoes throughout the heavens from Eternity Past, The Present and Eternity Future. It’s THE QUESTION that JESUS WILL ASK each of us when we stand before HIM alone.

…Who Do You Say That I AM?

The Short Answer to that question is :

IN JESUS I FOUND ME !

Romans 8 says…For those God FOREKNEW, He also PREDESTINED to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, so that Jesus would be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He PREDESTINED, He also CALLED; those He CALLED, He also JUSTIFIED; those He JUSTIFIED, He also GLORIFIED !

Why the Cross?

All the Bible’s teaching points to the death of Jesus. Neither his perfect life nor his marvelous teaching nor his powerful miracles are the focus of the Bible’s message.

Yes, these are all important, but above all else Jesus came into the world to die. What makes his death so important? The answer is that he died as a Substitute, a Sin – bearer and a Savior.

Jesus the Substitute:
This demonstrates the love of God. Sinners, you and I, are guilty, lost and helpless in the face of God’s Holy law, which demands punishment for every sin. How can you or I possibly escape God’s righteous wrath?

The Bible’s answer is this: God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ / the Messiah, died for us.

As part of an amazing rescue plan God the Son volunteered to take the place of sinners and bear the just penalty for their sin. The sinless Son of God willingly suffered and died for us, the righteous for the unrighteous.

Jesus the Sin – Bearer:

This demonstrates the holiness of God. There was nothing “faked” about Christ’s death on the Cross. The penalty for the sins of others was paid in full by the death of God’s sinless Son.

As he hung on the cross he cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” At that terrible moment God the Father turned his back on his beloved Son, who endured the penalty of separation from God. Don’t ever think that God never cried. Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Jesus is the image of God to us. He said if you know me you know His Father.

A human father seeing his son crucified would cry…how much more God the Father with HIS perfect love…over the death of His Son Jesus.

Notice how this shows God’s perfect holiness. All sin, every sin, must be punished…and when Jesus took the place of sinners he became as accountable for their sins as if he had been responsible for them. The one man who lived a perfect life suffered the double death penalty for the guilty.

Jesus the Savior:
This demonstrates the power of God. Three days after his death, Jesus was declared with power, to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead. He gave many convincing proofs that he was alive and he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

The resurrection places an infallible stamp of authority upon Christ and His claims concerning the divine authorship of the Bible. No other religion, religious figure, or religious writing can claim this support. As one writer concluded, Confucius’ tomb…. occupied, Buddha’s tomb…occupied, Mohamed’s tomb…occupied, Jesus’ tomb…. Empty. This one fact alone substantiates Christ’s life and work and the Bible as the ONLY Word of God!

In raising Christ from the dead, God powerfully demonstrated that he accepted his death in the place of yours as the full and perfect payment for your sin’s penalty and as the basis on which he can offer a full and free pardon to you, who would otherwise be doomed to spend eternity in hell.

Jesus will knock patiently on the door of your heart until it beats no more.

Begin your search today for HIM while you have an opportunity to choose eternal life. By not making the choice before you die, you will have reaped the eternal destiny of your own choosing….not choosing is a choice!

Isaiah 9 vs. 6: “For a Child will be born to us, a SON will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of DAVID and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness. From then on and forevermore…The Lord of Hosts…WILL…accomplish this.”

YESHUA / JESUS… THE SON OF GOD IS THE ULTIMATE ANSWER TO YOUR DISEASE PROBLEM OF SIN. HE IS THE LAST BLOOD SACRIFICE REQUIRED BY GOD — ENDING A 4,000 YEAR OLD SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM FOR MANKIND’S SIN.

So again, I ask you, WHAT MORE can God do to grab your attention before it’s too late for you?

The resurrection places an infallible stamp of authority upon Christ and His claims concerning the divine authorship of the Bible. No other religion, religious figure, or religious writing can claim this support. As one writer concluded, Confucius’ tomb…. occupied, Buddha’s tomb…occupied, Mohamed tomb…occupied, Jesus’ tomb…. Empty. This one fact alone substantiates Christ’s life and work and the Bible as the ONLY Word of God!

Two Gardens and One Bitter Cup

The Garden of Eden made Holy and perfect by God was spoiled by the disobedience of Adam. The creature was not willing to submit his will to the will of God his Creator.

So began the Fall of Mankind and Original Sin. Mankind, intended to display grace, mercy and love, would now love himself first. He would have…

A need to satisfy fleshly desires (lust)
A natural resourcefulness (self-sufficiency)
A careless embracing of worldly wisdom (capitulation)
A fear of failure or rejection (inferiority)
A bent toward self-preservation (fear)
A stubborn insistence for control and recognition (pride)
A refusal to separate from family or friends (dependency)
A bottomless appetite for comfort and ease (materialism)

This is only the beginning of a long list. The point is, that left to ourselves; we always rationalize reasons to please ourselves rather than God.

God would now relentlessly remind Man throughout time that his actions always bring consequences. That physical life is but a vapor. That God holds eternity in His hands. That this life is not about us…but about HIM!

In GOD Alone reside Love, Mercy and Grace…and True Pity and Compassion for us because HE knows we are but dust.

Later in time, in another garden called Gethsemane; Gods pity and compassion for us was embodied in HIS SON. In Eden, Adam lived for himself and then lost Eternal Life with GOD for all of his descendants. From that day forward the sins of mankind would begin filling a cup. A cup that the second Adam, JESUS, would drink in full, taking the worlds sins upon HIMSELF on HIS CROSS satisfying the wrath of HIS FATHER towards us; opening by FAITH a way for us to regain paradise lost and have ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD IN HEAVEN.